Which Came First: Abraham and the Patriarchs or Moses and the Torah?

A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?

Kafka’s Yom Kippur Appeal

A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage

Judaism’s Central Sacrifice

Yoram Hazony’s new book bases Judaism on a naturalistic reading of the Bible, but it’s a stretch

Oh, Brother

An only child considers the challenges of expanding her family

Ties That Bind

A scholar and priest traces the roots of religious violence to Abraham

Enduring Love

Feeling betrayed by God, a father refuses to sacrifice his son

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